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Bob
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Me new here

Gidday to all
I signed up a couple of days ago.
I have had a long interest in birds.
I live in Yarrawonga in northern Victoria. We have Lake Mulwala about 150 metres away. On the lake we see black swans, sea gulls, pelicans, various ducks and other water birds that I haven't yet got around to identifying. I see a few honey eaters in the front garden. We have some grevilleas that never stop flowering. We get a lot of magpies in the back garden.

smeedingo2
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HI Bob
Welcome and hope I can be some help sounds like a nice place.

stevehapp
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Welcome Bob.
Sounds like you live in a top spot, mate..
cheers.
steve

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Welcome to the forum Bob.

Lyn
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Welcome Bob - I am a relatively new chum too and the forumers have been very supportive. Looking forward to seeing some of the birds on your lake.

Bob
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Thanks everybody for the welcome.
Lyn
Sorry I wont be near the lake for a while. It has been dry for several months so a lot of the birds went elsewhere. They will be back as it is nearly full again, in time for the irrigation season. See it here dry http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/bd1235/LakeMulwala13June2009.
We are going to north Queensland on Tuesday by car. I hope to see a few birds along the way. We are eventually going to the Daintree area so we may even see a Cassowary or two and maybe an Eclectus.

cheers Bob....Hastings VIC

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hi Bob and welcome! I too live in Vic, in the Dandenongs. Have been up to Yarrawonga, lovely spot,I have pics of a lake up there... not sure if its the one that is now dry. It had a paddle steamer on it at the time and lots of great birdlife around, shame if it is the same one.
Hey try and get some photos of a cassowary.. that would be great to see. I was up in the Daintree last year and stayed in a very basic camp right in the rainforest.. went out looking for cassowary every day.. had fleeting glimpses and saw lots of thier purple poo! then on the last morning I was inside the hut and my partner saw one close-by while he was sitting on the deck, by the time i responded to him calling me it had disapeared into the forest! So keep 'em peeled and keep your camera with you all the time!

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best

heva1
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Hi Bob, are these photos of the now dry lake Mulwala? I took these from the air in 2006.

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best

Bob
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Hev
that's the lake. It is now full again in time for the irrigation season. Sitting in Maccas at Ingham posting this. I expect to be in Cairns later this morning.

cheers Bob....Hastings VIC

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